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Raymond Murov

March 23, 1929 - August 5, 2017

Service Date: August 6, 2017

Funeral Home Rose-Neath Shreveport Marshall St.

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A graveside service will be held at Agudath Achim Cemetery, at the corner of Walnut and Yale, officiated by Rabbi Jana DeBenedetti on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

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Raymond Murov, loving and devoted son, brother, uncle; friend, teacher, and congregant died on August 5, 2017 at Willis-Knighton Hospital at the age of 88.

Raymond Murov was born March 23, 1929 in Shreveport to Gertrude and Israel Murov. He is survived by his sister, Louise Gomolsky; nieces, Rachelle Gomolsky (Juan Sybert-Coronado) and Elaine Hartley (David); great-nieces, Jenny Puglisi (Vince) and Laura Goodwin (David); and great-great nieces and nephews- Kate and Logan Puglisi, and Graham and Lily Goodwin. All of us nieces and nephews love to smile and laugh- this we learned in part from Uncle Ray- but none of us love to tell a joke as much as he did. “Hey,” he would ask, “did I ever tell you the one about…?” He knew that he had and he knew that we would ask him to tell it again because he took so much pleasure in telling it.

Raymond Murov received his B.A. in History from the University of Mississippi- his nickname would remain Ole Miss on game days- and his M.A. and Ph. D. from Peabody College, Vanderbilt. As a public school teacher and principal, as a long-time university Professor of Education at the State University of New York at Potsdam (where he retired Professor Emeritus), and as a Sunday School teacher at Agudath Achim synagogue, Dr. Murov found his life’s ultimate joy and purpose and worth. “Gladly would be learn and gladly teach,” as Chaucer wrote.

Like many great Jewish teachers, Raymond found his personal inspiration and faith in the culture of Judaism and the study of the Torah, the Hebrew Bible. The performance of mitzvoth- Hebrew for commandments and deeds- were his lifelong commitment, and in these myriad performances, he was committed to God his entire life.

A graveside service will be held at Agudath Achim Cemetery, at the corner of Walnut and Yale, officiated by Rabbi Jana DeBenedetti on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at 10:00 a.m.

Donations in memory of Raymond Murov may be made to Agudath Achim Synagogue, the American Diabetes Association, the Alzheimer’s Association, or the charity or university of donor’s choice. Olev ha-shalom: May Raymond’s memory be for blessing.